What Happened on August 22, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame), born in Los Angeles, California
  • John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England